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2005/07/31 17:37:04 (permalink)
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Where to buy plates from?

I'm looking to buy some more 15KG plates. I normaly buy from the fittness superstore, but just wandering if anyone knew of other good sites I could buy them from?
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    RE: Where to buy plates from? 2005/07/31 17:43:32 (permalink)
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    i like gymratz , i used to get them from index but the insensitive swines went and liquidated or sumfink ....

    our teasco has up to 10kg

    its the darn 15/20 's that r hard to find

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    RE: Where to buy plates from? 2005/07/31 17:47:54 (permalink)
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    RE: Where to buy plates from? 2005/07/31 17:48:42 (permalink)
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    Amazon Leisure sell plates
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    RE: Where to buy plates from? 2005/07/31 18:28:56 (permalink)
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    cheers guys.
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    RE: Where to buy plates from? 2005/07/31 18:37:32 (permalink)
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    Argos for standard plates - don't have to pay delivery charge
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    RE: Where to buy plates from? 2005/07/31 18:46:03 (permalink)
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    Am not sure about how the prices compare, but you could try a profiler (steel). You can have the discs whatever diameter thickness etc you want and the weight will be accurate (you gotta work this bit out before ordering!). Just got to paint them that's all! Made a few sets of heavier dumbells up for my old gym doing this and it worked well.
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    RE: Where to buy plates from? 2005/07/31 21:10:15 (permalink)
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    I'm a machinist myself, maybe I should work out the sizes, cause I could make them for free by using metal at work, could even make nice stainless steel or chrome ones so they don't rust.
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    RE: Where to buy plates from? 2005/07/31 21:22:45 (permalink)
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    To make them from decent steel would be mega bucks!
    They use catings cose they are cheap to produce.
    Stainless............fook me theyd cost thousands!LOL...make them out of 316 and they would outlive the planet!
    U can buy them for much less than u can make them for now.
    I can buy them for £1 a kilo rubber coated (black not coloured)ie 15 kg is £15 + free postage!
    post edited by gripperdog1 - 2005/07/31 21:24:23
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    RE: Where to buy plates from? 2005/07/31 21:29:39 (permalink)
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    Yep sounds good. My work uses alot of Inconell, incoloy's and hasteloy's, super duplex, 25% chromes, I could use some of these, I would have the most exspensive set of plates in the world, and as you say they would out last anything, the inconel ones would be nearly scratch proof aswel lol.
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    RE: Where to buy plates from? 2005/07/31 21:52:19 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Archie130979

    Yep sounds good. My work uses alot of Inconell, incoloy's and hasteloy's, super duplex, 25% chromes, I could use some of these, I would have the most exspensive set of plates in the world, and as you say they would out last anything, the inconel ones would be nearly scratch proof aswel lol.


    Well, I have a super duplex thick bar. Not gonna rust for a while I think!

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    RE: Where to buy plates from? 2005/08/01 09:36:29 (permalink)
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    Gripperdog, Checked with our profilers and costs are aroung the 75/80p/ Kg mark so not too bad although you still gotta put some paint on them. Am fortunate though as my company uses lots of profiles and can tag some discs onto the end of a large order, therfore getting better rates again. Maybe not the best way forwards for someone not 'in the trade' so to speak though.
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